Management of Small ProjectsPGP/GPP-E

Who should attend?

  • Project Management Process applied to small projects implemented in operating facilities.
Audience :
  • Supervisors and engineers (process, plant projects, operations) and engineering contractor staff.

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • Specific constraints of plant projects (resources, organization, schedule, management of several simultaneous projects). Stage-gate process: various stages from conceptual design to start-up.
      • Roles and responsibilities of the project manager. Integrated team. Project initiation, basic engineering.
      • Reviews of the technical packages with owner. Cost estimating methods, accuracy, contingencies.
      • Project execution plan: organization, objectives, priorities, milestones, constraints. Interface management.
      • SHE design risk identification and assessment. Overview of the main methods (HAZID, HAZOP).
      • Project planning and scheduling. Long lead items. Critical path. Schedule optimization.

      • Engineering contract types. Advantages and drawbacks. Management of an umbrella contract.
      • Detail engineering: regulatory compliance, owner corporate standards, deviations. List of deliverables.
      • Most common technical pitfalls. Control of detail engineering documents.

      • Equipment procurement: purchasing, expediting, inspection, transportation. Quality control plan.

      • Construction strategy (use of maintenance or subcontractors). Construction management plan.
      • Subcontractor field supervision and control. Field HSE management. Change management.
      • Mechanical completion, punch-list items, commissioning, acceptance. Closure. Warrantee.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • manage the preliminary studies (feasibility, basic engineering, interfaces, risk management),
  • plan, then control execution (detail engineering, procurement, construction) and custody transfer.

Ways & Means

  • Numerous examples from actual Refining/Petrochemical projects.
  • Case study.